Local plan evidence base
West Midlands strategic employment sites study (May 2021)
This study was commissioned by Staffordshire County Council to provide an update to the 2015 West Midlands strategic employment sites study. It provides a commentary on take-up rates in the industrial and office markets, and an audit of allocated and committed sites which meet the definition of ‘strategic employment land’ that is adopted for the purposes of this study.
In essence, the study takes a strategic and high level planning-led approach to evaluating broad options for locating new strategic employment sites within the region. It considers the potential demand for such sites, provides an audit of existing and potential supply, and considers the extent to which there may be a need to identify additional supply.
Please note: it is intended that once the county council makes this document available via their website, a new direct link will be provided replacing the download currently available.